Copenhagen: Day 2 - Museums, Tivoli Gardens and Burgers

21 May 2015

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens
Did you enjoy reading day 1? Let's hope so. Here's to day 2 of my 3 days in Copenhagen! This one was pretty jam-packed (mostly in terms of miles covered!), with a trip to National Museum of Denmark, dinner at Cock's and Cows and Copenhagen's own amusement park, Tivoli Gardens.

Breakfast on the Patio

We started off our morning with breakfast on the patio at our hotel (Avenue Hotel), which was my favourite morning by far. As much as it was a little bit breezy to be out there, we were determined to enjoy the moments of sunshine whilst we could! And I mean, hey, we're hardy Scots after all..

Avenue Hotel Copenhagen Breakfast

National Museum of Denmark

After tucking into breakfast, it was time to get ready and head to the National Museum of Denmark to meet up with Gillian's friend Calum and while away the afternoon exploring Danish (and other nationalities', for that matter) history. Here are a few photos from the afternoon..

National Museum of Denmark

National Museum of Denmark

National Museum of Denmark
Apple strudel cake as a wee lunch pit-stop in the museum café

National Museum of Denmark
Mexican Day of the Dead exhibit.. I love love love Day of the Dead things

Japanese Photobooth

We found this amazing Japanese photobooth in the temporary Cosplayer! Manga Youth exhibition which was a pretty hilarious 10 minutes of our day.. suffice to say just looking at our photobooth strips still sets us off laughing to this day. My first experience with a Japanese photobooth was certainly a memorable one..

National Museum of Denmark Cosplay
The final hilarious outcome. Particularly enjoying Gillian's makeshift tiara.

Cocktails

After about 3 hours of pure museum geeking out, we decided to head for a few drinks at Munter (yep, "munter". I'm sure fellow Brits will appreciate this, as did the English man behind the bar who we asked if it was intentional.. nope! It actually means "cheerful" in Danish. So now you know..). Anyway, £10 for 4 mojitos was a-ok with us, particularly by Danish standards. Admittedly, we even ended up there once more after dinner..



Shopping

Copenhagen City Guide Shopping Mant
To while away the time before heading to dinner, we dropped into a few shops on our way, such as Mant (Strædet, Læderstrædet 30, 1201), which is pretty much Pinterest gold. Think potted succulents, copper accessories, independent designer goods and pretty cards.. A recommended stop if you want to find a hidden gem in amongst the crowds.

Copenhagen City Guide Shopping Mant
Mant

Burgers

Post-shopping, we headed for dinner at Cock's and Cows. I mean, you didn't think #burgerlovinbabes would head to Copenhagen without at least trying out one burger, did you? And it seems we picked a good one! If you're as much of a burger lover as us, I can certainly recommend Cock's and Cows next time you're in Denmark. All the usual tasty options are on the menu and we went away extremely full but satisfied.

Hint: Don't think ordering a side of fries each is a great idea.. we only finished one of these. But hey-ho! The curly fries were just such a nostalgic draw..

Cock's and Cows Copenhagen Burgers
Cock's and Cows

Tivoli Gardens

After a few more drinks, it was time to make our way to Tivoli Gardens to see what the fuss is about!

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Gardens is quite an expensive jaunt if you really want the full experience. We intended mostly just to experience the gardens as the sun set and the lights could illuminate the entire park, but we did however have a go on a "rollercoaster" (a pretty tame one, let's be honest!) for £7 alone, eek. Entry is around £10 for adults (this is what we purchased) but this is without any ride tickets included; these are separate unless you purchase the multi-ride ticket for around £21 or the all-inclusive package for around £47. To be honest, if you're into rollercoasters already (not that I am!), I'd say the rides aren't really that mind-blowing as they're aimed mostly at young teens and children. But it was a fun night to walk around and take in the sights; especially a young Danish guy swearing loudly on a particularly stomach-churning ride.

We even met a lovely peacock and his babies.. cute! Cue a million selfie opportunities on Snapchat.

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens

Isn't Gillian just the coolest?

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens
Night time at Tivoli Gardens is where it's at!

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens
On a sugar-induced high from all the candyfloss we ended up consuming, we made our way back to the hotel to get our sleep for the next day of Copenhagen exploring.

.. To be continued!

Missed Day 1? Check it out here.

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